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The West House second-hand bookshop handles poetry books & ephemera of all periods but specialises in modernist poetry published by small presses. This list represents a sample of our stock — in many cases we can offer more titles by all these poets.

 

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Ezra Pound

A Draft of XXX Cantos


Published by Faber & Faber London 1933

Edition 1st English

Format  Octavo   Condition Good

Gallup A31d. Untrimmed internally fine copy in original black cloth with some abrasion to spine edges resulting in small loss lower spine which does not affect gilt titling. Ownership signature Harley Williams 1933 on first endpaper. Laid in at rear is a somewhat soiled headed postcard (Ezra Pound / Via Marsala 12-5 / Rapallo) with 25-word typed message beginning ‘P/S/’ and referring obliquely to a VOU event in Tokio [sic]; Pound has added by hand ‘20 Jan’, his extravagant signature and note ‘letter received yesterday’. Postmark on verso appears to read 29.1.37; the typewritten addressee is ‘Mis[abrasion] Leona, 61 Gt Cumberland Place, London W.1. Inghilterra’ -- the abrasion caused by small glue patch formerly attaching the card to rear pastedown, similarly damaged.

Price £290.00


154pp


List ref
WB1922

Omar S. Pound

Wyndham Lewis: A Descriptive Bibliography

with Philip Grover

Published by Dawson Folkestone 1978

Edition 1st

Format  Octavo   Condition Near fine

Includes a Checklist of BBC Broadcasts compiled by D.G.Bridson. B/w portrait frontispiece and reproductions of book covers throughout. Cloth without dustjacket, probably as issued. Top edge slightly dusty otherwise fine. Andrew Crozier’s ownership signature & date on fly.

Price £20.00


198pp


List ref
WB1976

F.T. Prince

Later On


Published by Sheep Meadow 1983

Edition 1st US

Condition Near fine

Wrappers faded at spine, slight bruise bottom corner.

Price £10.00


63pp


List ref
WB1858

F.T. Prince

Poems


Published by Faber & Faber 1938

Edition 1st

Condition Very good

Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood dated 20.x.69 on fly. Harwood’s small pencil annotation to contents page, Slightly rubbed cloth lacking dustjacket, internally near-fine. Former owner’s initials on pastedown.

Price £150.00


50pp


List ref
WB1824

F.T. Prince

Soldiers Bathing and other poems


Published by Fortune Press 1954

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

A few lightly-pencilled marks to contents page in Lee Harwood’s hand. Red cloth lacking dustjacket.

Price £16.00


48pp


List ref
WB1825

F.T. Prince

Drypoints of the Hasidim


Published by Menard 1975

Edition 1st

Condition Near fine

Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on title page. Wrappers in dustjacket faded at edges. Offprint of Prince’s article ‘Discovering the Hasidim’, 2 leaves stapled top corner, laid in.

Price £45.00


24pp


List ref
WB1826

F.T. Prince

Afterword on Rupert Brooke


Published by Menard 1976

Edition 1st

Condition Fine

Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on title page. Wrappers in dustjacket.

Price £45.00


16pp


List ref
WB1827

F.T. Prince

Collected Poems


Published by Sheep Meadow 1979

Edition 1st US, paperback issue

Condition Near fine

Author’s signed dedication to Lee Harwood on fly. Wrappers creased at spine and with a few slight marks otherwise fine.

Price £45.00


206pp


List ref
WB1828

 

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